Dec. 28, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara's David Opoku has been named to both the Soccer America and College Soccer News All-Freshmen Second Teams it has been recently announced. The honors come on the heels of the forward being selected as the Big West's Freshman of the Year.
Opoku, who hails from Accra, Ghana, proved to be a great addition to the Gaucho attack in 2010. The freshman started 14 of his 21 matches played, scored two game-winners and needed only 31 shots to score his six goals. He also had a pair of matches in which he scored a goal and an assist, one of them coming in the Big West Tournament semifinal overtime win over Cal Poly. In that contest, he scored the equalizer and had the game-winning assist.
UCSB finished the 2010 season with a 14-5-3 record and won its first Big West Tournament title. The Gauchos advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships in what was their ninth consecutive year appearing in the tournament.
The men's soccer team will hold a banquet celebrating the 2010 season on Sunday, Jan. 16 in the lobby of the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on the UCSB campus. Tickets for fans and families are available for purchase. For more information, click here.